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Allie woke up 8am
Graduation day.
Got into a car,
And crashed along the way.

When we arrived late to the wake,
Stole the urn while they
Looked away,
And drove to the beach
'cause I knew you'd want it
That way.

And you were standing
On the hood of the car
Singing out loud
When the sun came up.

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that rem song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes
Felt like a lifetime

It felt like a lifetime

And you move like water
I could drown in you.
And I fell so deep once,
Till you pulled me through

You would tell me
"no one is allowed to be so proud
They never reach out
When they're giving up."

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that rem song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes
Felt like a lifetime

Are you sitting in the lights?
Or combing your hair again,
And talking in rhymes?
Are you sitting in the lights?

When I got home, heard the phone,
Your parents had arrived.
And your dad set his jaw
Your mom just smiled and sighed.

But they left soon
And I went to my room.
Played that disc that you'd given me,
And I shut my eyes
Swear I could hear the sea.

When we were standing
On the hood of your car
Singing out loud when the sun came up.

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that rem song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes,
Three and a half minutes,

Felt like a lifetime.



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    UnregisteredJun 15, 2012 at 3:28 am
    I'm not quite sure why he says "three and a half minutes", but i do know he's talking about a friend who passed away. I didn't know the lyrics until today, and i like the song even more now that i know.
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    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    I think the song says it all, but its about the love they had together and the fun times or special moments that they shared. He just wanted to share that with her one more time, he wanted it so much he didn,t care if her parents minded him stealing her ashes, i cried when i heard this it is such a wonderful song x

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